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Bass Ale Clone

Classification: pale ale, Bass clone, extract

Source: Rick Hammerstone (, r.c.b., 5/12/95

I tried some last night (couldn't wait any longer), and it tasted, well, strange. It was flat, which I can attribute to not enough time in the bottle, but the flavor was very fruity and very bitter. The overall taste was somewhat reminiscent of grapefruit juice.

I'm not sure where this flavor is coming from. Is the fruit/citrus flavor coming from the brown sugar? Or is it from the yeast? I don't think that the amount of hops I used should be making this as bitter as it seems to be. Or should it? How much of this will mellow away with age?



This was a three gallon batch. I steeped the crystal in 170F water for about 20 min or so, and then added it to the pot. I pitched from a 1 pint starter at 75F, and fermented (primary only) at about 62F for ten days. I didn't get an OG (forgot), but the FG was down to 1.004, so I bottled it last weekend.